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5 Star Gold Award, Self Catering 17th Century Cottage In fishing village Selsey



Updated: 21-Sep-2016
3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms inc wetroom and 2 ensuites, set in traditional fishing village and few minutes walk from beach.

PLEASE NOTE: For bookings between 4 and 6 nights the rates will be different to the quote automatically provided.

Luxury self catering, pet friendly, 17th Century Cottage that been graded 5 star and has recently received the Gold Award by the English Tourist Board.

If your looking for a self catered independent cottage in a coastal village, surrounded by country side, full of history, tradition and character then ‘Little Thatch’ could be the cottage for you.

Little Thatch has been fully restored but still maintains much of its original character in line with many of the original buildings that make up old Selsey.

The cottage is centrally heated and has 3 bedrooms, two upstairs with en-suites, 1 with a bathroom and 1 shower room. The ground floor bedroom is next to the downstairs bathroom and is a wet room.

The downstairs is open plan with living room consisting of a sofa and 3 armchairs, kitchen area and dining area.

The enclosed garden is south facing and there is also a small secluded internal courtyard.

We welcome pets to the cottage and can provide dog bowls, spare towels for pets and also have pet waste disposal facilities.

Smoking is not allowed in the cottage itself but is allowed in the courtyard and garden area.

Selsey was a small fishing hamlet and 'Little Thatch' was the local Fish Shop where the fisherman dropped off their catch for sale. Today Selsey remains a traditional fishing village and still has a fleet of fishing boats. Many of the restaurants and pubs serve locally caught fish and there are two local pubs within a few minutes of the accommodation itself.

There is plenty of variety when planning on things to see or do. From fishing or diving, cycling or walking locally in and around the coast or countryside to seeing the latest productions on offer at Chichester Theatre or one of the Goodwood annual events such as the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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Guestbook comments from the owner

" Fantastic Stay. Lovely house, great service, very well looked after... "

"What a wonderful retreat! Little Thatch is a haven of peace > beauty - thank you Neil and Philip. I feel rested and relaxed"

"Lovely place, so many kind touches, we'll be back"
Jul 2012
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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


Amazing and Luxurious

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage that is well equipped and furnished. Thank you for the Fruit and welcome pack much needed after the journey from London.

Neil was welcoming, entertaining and friendly. The bedrooms are lovely and cosy and better than some 4 star hotels we have stayed in.

The garden is a sun trap and a fantastic place to sit and watch the stars late into the night.

The sea is a short walk and there are plenty of local shops. The countryside and coast is beautiful and there are loads of places to visit.

we are already planning our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent cottage with excellent facilities

  • 5 of 5

Little Thatch is a cottage which is far bigger than it appears to be. It has 3 double bedrooms all of which are en suite. The lounge/diner/kitchen is very spacious and the garden is a haven of quiet as well as being sheltered and private. The whole place is extremely well equipped and the owners, Neil and Philip, are very welcoming and keen to ensure that any special requests you have can be accommodated. All in all it is impossible not to relax in such lovely surroundings and we would recommend the cottage to anyone. It far exceeds its 5 star rating.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our weekend stay at the cottage. Our first impression was how generous Neil had been in leaving welcome goodies...milk, eggs, bread, butter, makings of a fried breakfast, tea/coffee and basket of fruit.

The cottage was quaint, lounge really comfortable and three double bedrooms beautifully furnished...each with their own bathroom. The garden was welcoming and we used the disposable bbq left for our use. We have stayed in many cottages over the years, this was by far the best appointed....thanks again we will certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5* A Truly Beautiful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Little Thatch and Wow ! - what a wonderful luxurious cottage. No expense has been spared in its' renovation to ensure maximum comfort for guests. From the Egyptian Cotton sheets with memory foam mattresses, to the complementary home made soaps, to the little surprises (will not elaborate here, would not want to spoil anything!) and the lovely sunny garden - our stay was worth every penny we paid. Nothing was too much trouble, the cottage was absolutely spotless. Everyone is catered for with endless books in every room, games too with a great selection of DVD's.

The cottage is a stones throw from Selsey's unspoilt beach and a few minutes walk to the High Street, where there are some lovely little shops and traditional, friendly pubs and eateries.

What a find! We aim to come back very soon.....

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debbie for your kind words and it was our pleasure to accommodate you and your family at Little Thatch and glad that your mum had a lovely birthday break. We try our best to facilitate for every persons needs where possible and are pleased we were able to achieve this during your stay. It was lovely meeting you all, thank you again for your glowing review and we hope to welcome you and your family back at Little Thatch very soon!
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to stay. We enjoyed it from the moment we arrived. The accommodation is lovely, so well looked after. The little extras were an added bonus and our little dog, Tara, was made so welcome and enjoyed her welcome gift. We visited all the local destinations around the Selsey area and were kept busy for the week. Neil and Philip were great hosts and made us very welcome. We hope to return again at some point in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Little Thatch

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect, so beautiful inside, it has so many quaint qualities. The perfect touches, like the toiletries, the bath robes and slippers, TVs in all the bedrooms, the lovely en-suites, gave the feel of a luxury hotel. Loved the wine glass chandelier! The welcome pack, well that was something else! Full English breakfast pack, fruit basket, wine, beers and even treats and toys for our dog Barney. A great place to relax in comfort, and only five minutes from the beach. Parking was not a problem, we had two cars (sometimes three) and always manged to park outside or across the road on returning from our day trips to the surrounding areas. Neil was a great host, and very welcoming, and although Barney didn't show it much, he does love you really Neil!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie for your glowing review of Little Thatch. We try our best to go the extra mile with little touches and make our guests experience as warm, welcoming and relaxing as possible. Of course Barney’s stay at Little Thatch is just as important to us and it was our pleasure to provide treats and toys for him as well. Thank you again Julie for your kind words and look forward to welcoming you to Little Thatch should you wish to stay again in the future.
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Activity and Interests


Selsey has a shingle beach where there are walks along the sea wall and a pond at the eastern beach. Pagham Harbour to the east is a nature reserve and a refuge for many species of birds. butterflies and plants.


Please Visit Our website for detailed descriptions on reaching Little Thatch.


The cottage is a 5-10 minute walk to Selsey highstreet, 20 minute drive to Chichester and approximately 40 minute drive to Portsmouth. Goodwood is a 25 minute drive and we can also help arrange transport too and from any events there should you require it.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 14
31 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Period
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Changeover Day:
We are very flexible on arrival days and when possible with arrival times (normally 4pm). However we do ask our guests to vacate the premises by 11am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
The cottage is available to rent from a minimum of a 3 day let and this will be on a prorated based on the 7 day let rate for that date period plus an additional £100.
Some weeks are a set week let only (minimum 7 day let) although contact us should you wish to stay during one of these periods for less than 7 days.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf


  • Ensuite Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to upstairs bedroom
  • Ensuite bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Ensuite to upstairs bedroom
  • Ground Floor Wet room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Groundfloor Toilet/ Wet room with Shower-open, non enclosure
  • The ground floor has a wet room/ shower room with toilet and sink,


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Double Bed is Kingsize
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Double Bed is Kingsize
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Double beds are kingsize, cot is optional
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Ground floor with 1 double bed, Bedroom 2 - Master with 1 double bed and en-suite bathroom, Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed with en-suite shower room.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

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